The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.
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Campus growth has affected much more than just academics. Over the past 15 years, UofL has built 26 new facilities during a $256 million athletic building boom. At the beginning of this century, UofL embarked on transforming the area between Floyd Street and Interstate 65 into Owsley Brown Frazier Cardinal Park (first image). Thanks in large part to the visionary team of its namesake, the late Owsley Brown Frazier — who helped raise more than $500 million to support education in Kentucky over a 40-year span — and Athletic Director Tom Jurich, Cardinal Park has pushed UofL to the forefront of cutting-edge athletic facilities in the country. Ulmer Stadium (second image) Named in honor of Louisville banker and former member of the Thoroughbred Yearbook staff Dan Ulmer, 55B, Ulmer Stadium is the home of UofL softball. Completed in 2000, the stadium is currently undergoing a $3.5 million expansion and will be able to accommodate 2,500 people once finished. Trager Stadium (third image) Also completed in 2000, Trager Stadium is one of the few NCAA Division I venues dedicated solely to field hockey and is named in honor of the Trager family, UofL benefactors. Because of its stateof-the-art features, Trager Stadium has been selected as the host site for several events, including four NCAA championships. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (fourth image) Although not located in Cardinal Park, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is a major component of our goal of becoming a college athletics brand. Completed in 1998 and expanded in 2010, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is home to the nationally prominent UofL football team. 36|LOUISVILLE.EDU